Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Accidental Bride By Denise Hunter

I received this e-book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers through Net for my honest review of this e-book.

Book Description:
     When a wedding reenactment turns real, this cowgirl suddenly finds she’s an accidental bride. Shay Brandenberger is raising her daughter in Moose Creek, Montana on her childhood ranch, nestled against the Yellowstone River. Despite her hard work, she can’t seem to keep her head above water—and now the bank is threatening to foreclose. She prays for a miracle, but the answer she receives is anything but. Having agreed to play the bride in the Founders Day wedding reenactment, Shay is mortified to be greeted at the end of the aisle by none other than Travis McCoy, her high school sweetheart—the man who left her high and dry for fame and fortune on the Texas rodeo circuit. Then the unthinkable happens. Thanks to a well-meaning busy body and an absent minded preacher, the wedding reenactment results in a legal marriage. But before Shay can say annulment, Travis comes up with a crazy proposal. If she refuses his offer, she’ll lose her home. But if she accepts, she may lose her heart. Shay isn’t sure if the recent events are God’s will or just a preacher’s blunder. Will trusting her heart to the man who once shattered it be the worst mistake of her life? Or could their marriage be the best accident that ever happened?

My Thoughts:

The Accidental Bride is the first book by Denise Hunter I have had the pleasure of reading. Set mainly in Moose Creek, Montana, Shay Brandenberger and her daughter live there on the ranch that has been in Shay's family for 3 generations.  Unfortunately she is at the point she is going to lose the ranch because of finances. Her husband left her and then died shortly after leaving her with no financial stability.   Moose Creek does a wedding reenactment every Founder's Day and this year Shay has been asked to play the bride, the groom that agreed to do it couldn't so as Shay walks down the aisle she finds her ex fiancee, Travis McCoy standing waiting for her. Travis left her at the courthouse in her wedding dress years before and she had never really gotten over it.  Somehow Shay and Travis's reenactment wedding becomes a real, official marriage. Their marriage license from years ago was used on accident by the pastor and now they are husband and wife.

I enjoyed this book. It is a nice story about the mysterious ways God works in our lives, forgiveness, and true love.  The characters in this story are very easy to relate to and very likable. The details of the surroundings gave you a very clear picture of what Moose Creek, Montana looks like. I enjoyed Denise Hunter's writing and found myself laughing out loud in places in the story. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Romance Fiction.  I look forward to reading more by Denise Hunter in the future.

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